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Shaolin Junk Cruises

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1 Spence Street | Cairns Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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A beautiful nostalgic ship with a rich history

After spending three weeks with friends in Newcastle (NSW) and some time in Sydney, we travelled to... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2018
Brigitte K
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London, United Kingdom
Friends and family birthday fun on the Junk

We had the best cruise on the Junk to celebrate my sons birthday The crew were excellent with a... read more

Reviewed 23 March 2018
cherylmL457TW
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Cairns, Australia
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Shaolin Junk Cruises now operates exciting new tours from the Cairns Harbour. Experience a harbour cruise like no other, on the authentic Chinese Junk ‘Shaolin’, learn the intriguing history of this unique and rare vessel as she takes you on a journey through the Cairns harbour and wetland waterways. Enjoy stunning views of the rainforest clad mountains and mangrove habitat while you relax on the teak deck or inside the comfortable saloon area. The local Captain delivers informative commentary while the crew are on lookout for local wildlife including the elusive saltwater crocodile and waterbirds. Included in your Junk cruise is a complimentary beverage and Yum Cha snacks, cooked on board its a must do experience! Our Yum Cha dish's are freshly cooked, we have sourced locally made spring rolls with local seafood, and Australian made dumplings. The Shaolin Junk is the perfect venue for Birthday Parties and Dinner Charters we can custom design a menu and theme to suit.
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“sunset cruise” (57 reviews)
“low isles” (32 reviews)
“chinese junk” (15 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1 Spence Street | Cairns Marlin Marina, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

After spending three weeks with friends in Newcastle (NSW) and some time in Sydney, we travelled to Cairns for a week. I did a lot of research as our friends had never been to Cairns so it was a new and exciting adventure for all...More

Thank Brigitte K
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Reviewed 23 March 2018

We had the best cruise on the Junk to celebrate my sons birthday The crew were excellent with a drink on arrival yummy snacks and lots of info about Cairns, wildlife and the history of the Shaolin. Beautiful views of Cairns from the harbour, Thanks...More

Thank cherylmL457TW
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Awesome experience. I am glad I didn't miss it. What an amazing junk with a rich history from use around the world. The crew were friendly, professional and very welcoming and a pleasure to meet. The Skipper will tell you the history of the junk...More

Thank Sandy G
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Thank-you so much to Flynn and crew. My husband had heard so much about the Shaolin arriving in a Cairns for Chinese New Year. So we took the opportunity to cruise with her in Cairns as she is normally based in Port Douglas. We had...More

Thank Mary S
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

At the last minute, I booked the sunset cruise for me and my three adult daughters. Daughter number 1 worked out you could BYO, which made the whole experience even better value. The Shaolin is a lovely boat and lounging on the front deck under...More

Thank bladdamasta
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

My friend and I attended this tour as it was the only boat in Port Douglas we could find with history and real character that also takes less than 40 people :) We were lucky enough to be on a tour with only 9 other...More

Thank Chris N
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Fantastic day out with Flynn and the crew. Made sure everyone was comfortable and having the time of their lives! From young children to older folk, everyone was looked after. The snorkelling was unbelievable and with Flynn pointing out things you would never see in...More

Thank Andrew P
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

After going on a sunset cruise last year we were keen to go out to the low isles. The trip surpassed our expectations. Thanks again Flynn and Don, we can't wait to go again next year. From the professional service, the beautiful junk boat and...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Thanks Flynn and Donny. 2 Guys who know how to look after everybody onboard. Great trip. If you are looking for a great day just book in.... you won't be disappointed. 10/10 Rod & Deb ... Brisbane.

Thank Rod C
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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Went on the sunset cruise to welcome the new year in, expecting the boat to be a bit gimmicky but it's the complete opposite and much more than I could have ever expected. A beautiful boat with a rich history and a wonderful hard working...More

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Judy C
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Response from Skye B | Property representative |
Hi Judy The Shaolin is no longer operating out of Nelson Bay I'm sorry it was on a lease which ended and the boat was then sold. We are new owners and the Shaolin has been bought back to Port Douglas, Queensland we run... More
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